CCLA is seriously concerned about the detention of Mohamed Fahmy in Egypt. Mr. Fahmy is a Canadian citizen and a journalist.
We commend the Canadian government for providing consular assistance, and for highlighting the rights to freedom of expression and the need to protect journalists. Both Canada and Egypt are state parties to the International Covenant on [...]
On February 4, 2014, the Canadian government introduced Bill C-23 in Parliament. The Bill, also known as the Fair Elections Act, would substantially amend the Canada Elections Act – the law that spells out in great detail how to exercise the right to vote, how elections are administered, how campaigns may fundraise and spend, and what constitutes an election [...]
CCLA recently intervened before the Supreme Court of Canada in Mounted Police Association of Ontario et al. v. Attorney General of Canada, a case that revolves around the fundamental freedom of association protected by s. 2(d), and the limitations placed on the rights of members of the RCMP to organize and bargain collectively on behalf [...]
Earlier this year, CCLA, in conjunction with partners from nine other countries around the globe, released a report on threats to the right to protest around the world. The report, Take Back the Streets, documented case studies from ten countries that demonstrate the constraints being placed on the right to peacefully protest. Unfortunately, the patterns [...]
CCLA has submitted a brief to the Quebec National Assembly’s Committee on Institutions’ as part of its general consultation and public hearings on Bill 60. Bill 60, or the Charter affirming the values of State secularism and religious neutrality and of equality between women and men, and providing a framework for accommodation requests, is a [...]